Saturday, December 31, 2016

Red Cross Responds To Prineville Home Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO PRINEVILLE HOME FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 31st, 2016 7:41 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on December 31st at 5:00 pm in the 16000 block of SE Cahvilla Road in Prineville, OR. This single family fire affected two adults and pets. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. 

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call(503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Christmas Day Shooting Update

CHRISTMAS DAY SHOOTING UPDATE


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 31st, 2016 6:35 PM
Downloadable file: PDF
The interviews of the officers involved in the shooting that occurred on December 25, 2016, have been concluded. The Washington County Major Crimes Team conducted interviews of five officers who fired their weapons during an armed confrontation with James Tylka after he shot and killed his wife then shot Trooper Cederberg. An interview with Trooper Nic Cederberg has not occurred at this time.

Following are the names and years of law enforcement service of the officers who fired their weapons:

1. Trooper Nic Cederberg has been with the Oregon State Police for seven years.
2. Officer Anthony Cristofaro has been with the Hillsboro Police Department for seven years.
3. Officer Eli Sanders, with the Tualatin Police Department, has four years law enforcement experience. He was formerly an officer with the Yuma Arizona Police Department.
4. Officer Stan Smith has been with the Sherwood Police Department for over eight years.
5. Officer Joe Twigg has been with the Sherwood Police Department for over five years.
6. Officer Chris Pierce has been with the Sherwood Police Department for nearly two years.
As is standard procedure, all of the officers remain on administrative leave at this time.

Sheriff's Deputies from Washington and Yamhill Counties, and officers from Tigard, King City and Newberg Dundee Police Departments were also involved in the response to the overall incident, but did not discharge their weapons.

Detailed information concerning this incident will be available after the Washington County Major Crimes Team concludes their investigation and the Washington County District Attorney's Office issues their charging decision.

-END-

****UPDATE #1****
--December 27, 2016--

This is an update on the homicide in King City that preceded the officer involved shooting south of Sherwood on December 25.

The victim of the homicide that occurred in King City has been identified as Katelynn Tylka-Armand, she was 24 years old and from Beaverton. Katelynn was married to the suspect, James Tylka, although they were separated. They have a child together, she is eleven months old. James Tylka has an eight-year-old son from a previous relationship.

On Christmas night, Katelynn was dropping off their child at James' residence located on SW King James Place. He lived there with his parents. Katelynn pulled up in front of the house and James took the infant into the house. James' eight-year-old son was already in the home. James left the house and a short time later shot and killed Katelynn. The children were not harmed and did not witness the shooting.

We will not have any further details on the officer involved shooting until the interviews of all the involved officers have been completed. Those interviews will not be fully completed this week.

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Late Last night, an Oregon State Police trooper was shot after pursuing a homicide suspect south of Sherwood. The suspect was shot and killed during the incident. The trooper is currently being treated at a Portland area hospital for life-threatening injuries.

On December 25, 2016, at about 10:15 p.m. King City Police responded to 11950 SW King James Place on a report of a disturbance involving possible shots fired. They arrived with back up units from Tigard police and found a deceased adult female.

The homicide suspect, 30-year-old James Tylka, was spotted driving his vehicle and was pursued by officers. The pursuit ended on SW Gimm Lane south of the City of Sherwood. Mr. Tylka is also believed to be responsible for shooting and seriously injuring the Oregon State trooper. Officers from Hillsboro, Sherwood, and Tualatin Police Departments were also involved in the incident and are currently on paid administrative leave, per standard protocol.

The Washington county Major Crimes Team is investigating both incidents at this time. This is an ongoing investigation with multiple crime scenes and multiple agencies involved. More details will be released as the investigation unfolds and detectives are able to confirm the sequence of events. No further information will be released today.
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Red Cross Continues to Assist Vancouver Residents Affected by Apartment Fire; Shelter Closes this Evening

RED CROSS CONTINUES TO ASSIST VANCOUVER RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY APARTMENT FIRE; SHELTER CLOSES THIS EVENING


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 31st, 2016 4:42 PM
VANCOUVER, Wash. December 31, 2016 -- The Red Cross continues to provide assistance to individuals affected by an apartment fire in 1000 block of NE Notchlog Dr, in Vancouver, WA. In addition to operating a shelter overnight last night and throughout the day today, the Red Cross is providing assistance to affected people to address their immediate and basic, disaster-caused needs such as assistance for temporary lodging and food.

The shelter established at St John Lutheran Church in Vancouver will close this evening, December 31, 2016, at approximately 5 p.m. The decision to close the shelter was made based on an analysis of the needs of displaced residents. The Red Cross will continue to work with residents to ensure their immediate basic needs are being met following the disaster.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.
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Red Cross Responds To Second New Years Eve Home Fire In Redmond

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO SECOND NEW YEARS EVE HOME FIRE IN REDMOND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 31st, 2016 3:49 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on December 31st at 10:45 am in the vicinity of 19th and Elkhorn in Redmond, OR. This single family fire affected two adults. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. 

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call(503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Sheriff's Office Trying to identify Theft Suspects (Photo)

SHERIFF'S OFFICE TRYING TO IDENTIFY THEFT SUSPECTS (PHOTO)


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 31st, 2016 2:47 PM
Downloadable file: Suspect 2
Downloadable file: Suspect 1
On December 28, 2016 in the early afternoon a male and female entered the Treasure Trove, a Consignment Store in the Orchards area of Vancouver. The female distracted the store clerk while the male entered a locked office at the rear of the store and stole the manager's cell phone and wallet. The pair then exited. Due to other customers the theft was not discovered for a couple hours. From the time the theft occurred and was discovered the victim's credit card was used several times at other businesses in Vancouver and Portland. Video in the store captured images of the couple and video of the male entering the office.
The female is described as White approximately 30 to 35 years of age with dyed red hair. The male was described as white approximately 30 to 35 years of age with an average build with brown hair in a ponytail and a beard.
The attached images of the two are provided in the hopes that someone can identify the suspects.
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no one injured in a single vehicle accident into building (Photo)

NO ONE INJURED IN A SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT INTO BUILDING (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: December 31st, 2016 1:56 PM
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Clackamas Fire Engine 7 thought they were responding to a car into a retaining wall, but arrived to find a vehicle in the side of a local Taco Bell. The call located at 16050 SE Sunnyside rd. required E7 which houses the Hazardous materials team to shut down the buildings utilities like natural gas, and evacuate the structure. Due to significant structural damage Clackamas Fire Heavy Rescue 5 responded to assist. A specialty rescue company, Heavy Rescue 5 has highly trained individuals that specialize in securing and shoring up damaged walls in these types of incidents. Fortunately neither the driver or the patrons of the restaurant were injured.
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Red Cross Responds To Redmond Residential Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO REDMOND RESIDENTIAL FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 31st, 2016 9:36 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on December 31st at 3:00 am  in the 1400 block of SW Cascade Aevenue in Redmond, OR. This single family fire affected two adults and five pets. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. 

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call(503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Friday, December 30, 2016

Red Cross Opens Shelter for People Displaced by Apartment Fire in Vancouver

RED CROSS OPENS SHELTER FOR PEOPLE DISPLACED BY APARTMENT FIRE IN VANCOUVER


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2016 11:20 PM
VANCOUVER, Wash. December 30, 2016 -- Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross are assisting residents affected by an apartment fire in Vancouver. Approximately 30 residents have been displaced from their homes because of a fire, which occurred at an apartment complex located in the 10000 block of NE Notchlog Dr in Vancouver, WA.

The American Red Cross has established a temporary shelter located at:
St John Lutheran Church
11005 NE Hwy 99
Vancouver, WA 98686

Individuals and families affected by the apartment fire and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.
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ODOT: East. Ore.

ODOT: East. Ore.: OR237 (Cove Hwy.) in Union County is now open between Island City and Cove (MP 2-13). The route has been closed off and on due to drifting snow that blocked the route near MP 10. Fog is reported in the area and motorists are reminded to slow down, watch for icy spots and drive with extra caution. Check TripCheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6368 for update conditions. Outside Oregon call 503-588-2941.

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ODOT: East. Ore.

ODOT: East. Ore.: I-84 WB is now open at Baker City (Exit 302) and Ontario (Exit 374). Cold temperatures, high winds, blowing snow, snow drifts and slick road surfaces continue to create challenging driving conditions. Excessive speeds was a contributing factors in crashes that closed the WB freeway earlier today. All motorists are advised to slow down, plan ahead and postpone travel if possible until conditions improve. Check TripCheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6368 for update conditions. Outside Oregon call 503-588-2941.

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RV fire damages home (Photo)

RV FIRE DAMAGES HOME (PHOTO)


News Release from McMinnville Fire Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2016 2:45 PM
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Downloadable file: RV Fire
McMinnville Fire Department received a report of a fully involved residential structure fire at 1206 NE Galloway at 1252 today. Responding units arrived to find a RV fully involved in fire next to the home. Flames impinging on to the home at that address. Residents from the home had self evacuated upon the Fire Departments arrival. The occupant of the RV was not at home at the time the fire started.

Initial fire attack was successful at keeping the fire from spreading to the adjacent homes. Shortly after the arrival of the first arriving fire units, the fire was contained to the RV.

McMinnville Fire Department responded with 5 apparatus and 22 personnel to the scene.
Damage to the home was limited to melted siding and some damage to the exterior window frames. The RV is a total loss. Estimated damages in excess of $20,000.

Cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The last operations units were cleared at 1431.
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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: ODOT anticipates reopening US26 in both directions at intersection with OR216 following a 3-vehicle crash, 11 miles southeast of intersection with Mt. Hood Highway OR35, in about 20 minutes.

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Portland Parks & Recreation wedding reservations for 2017 taken beginning on Tuesday, January 3 (Photo)

PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION WEDDING RESERVATIONS FOR 2017 TAKEN BEGINNING ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 3 (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Parks & Recreation
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2016 2:10 PM
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Downloadable file: Photos courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR
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Book your wedding in a PP&R park for 2017 dates; in-person registrations get priority

(Portland, OR) --

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) will begin issuing wedding permits for ceremonies at PP&R sites beginning on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 8am for walk-in registration only. Online, phone, and registration by fax will then begin at 12pm that day. Many eager bride- and grooms-to-be typically show up in person, some standing in line for hours in the early morning, to secure their preferred venue and date.

Registration takes place at the PP&R Customer Service Center, located at 1134 SW 5th Ave - the corner of SW 5th & Madison. From 8am until noon, people arriving in person will be served before phone calls or other methods of registration. Reservations will then be taken online, by phone, and by fax starting at 12pm on January 3. The Customer Service Center phone number is 503-823-2525.

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is the proud steward of more than 200 parks, gardens, and natural settings that can be reserved for weddings and/or receptions. These lovely settings are the perfect locations for ceremonies and celebrations. Some popular destinations include the International Rose Test Gardens, Cathedral Park, Mt. Tabor, the Portland Memory Garden, and the Peninsula Park rose gardens; but there are many other ideal sites for weddings of various sizes. For more info on weddings in a PP&R park, please visit the info page at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/38300.

PP&R provides hot beverages to those standing in line, to help customers through the early morning chill. Portland Parks & Recreation typically handles nearly 100 wedding permits on the first business day of the year.

"It's typically very cold, but a very special and exciting time," says Shawn Rogers, the Customer Service Manager for Portland Parks & Recreation. "Our staff knows that we're helping people with their wedding dreams, to some extent. It's a great feeling to see people walk away with the date and location they were hoping for, which most of them do."

Prior to January 3, please go to the PP&R online reservations system and walk through the steps to create an account. You may also call our Customer Service Center to establish your account. Creating your account ahead of time will speed up the reservation process.
Several parking lots are available nearby. Be aware that street parking directly around the Portland Building is limited to 15 minutes during certain hours.

Tips for future newlyweds:

* Please come prepared with your first, second, and third preferences for both a wedding location and a date.

* Be prepared to pay the Application Processing Fee required to hold your reservation. We accept payment by cash, check, and Visa/MasterCard/American Express.
A few other things to know:

* While weddings may be scheduled at a picnic site, receptions cannot be scheduled in a wedding garden (only the ceremony portion).

* For information on weddings at Portland Public Golf courses, please contact the course directly.

* City Code requires that a permit be obtained for any wedding in a public park where guests are invited. Permits are issued by the PP&R Customer Service Center located on the first floor of the Portland Building at 1134 SW 5th Avenue. Office hours are 8:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Monday - Friday.
Phone: 503-823-2525 | Fax: 503-823-2515

* Weddings are not permitted at the Japanese Garden, Pittock Mansion and surrounding Pittock grounds, or at the Portland International Raceway.

* Check the PP&R wedding brochure for locations, fees, policies, insurance, and other reservation information http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/38300

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: US26 blocked in both directions at intersection with OR216 following a 3-vehicle crash. Motorists are advised to avoid travel in the area if possible.

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ODOT: East. Ore.

ODOT: East. Ore.: I-84 WB is closed to all traffic in Baker City (Exit 302) due to crash, multiple near misses and hazardous driving conditions near MP 279 (7 miles north of North Powder). The WB freeway is also closed to Trucks in Ontario (Exit 374) due to limited truck parking space in Baker City. The WB freeway will open as soon as the crash is cleared and conditions improve. Cold temperatures, high winds, blowing snow, snow drifts and slick road surfaces, along with excessive speeds are contributing factors in crashes. Slow down, plan ahead and postpone travel if possible until conditions improve. The EB freeway is open at this time. Check TripCheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6368 for update conditions. Outside Oregon call 503-588-2941.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two People in Jackson County

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING TWO PEOPLE IN JACKSON COUNTY


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2016 12:31 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster today, December 30, 2016, at approximately 10 a.m., in the 100 block of Cottage Street in Medford, OR.

The fire affected two adults and pets. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two Adults in Wallowa County

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING TWO ADULTS IN WALLOWA COUNTY


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2016 12:23 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster today, December 30, 2016, at approximately 10 a.m., in the 68,000 block of Warnock Road in Lostine, OR. The fire affected two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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Red Cross and Portland Fire Team up to Save Lives

RED CROSS AND PORTLAND FIRE TEAM UP TO SAVE LIVES


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2016 12:15 PM
Downloadable file: Day of Service Flyer
Downloadable file: Red Cross and Portland Fire Team up to Save Lives
Volunteers and staff will work together to install a record number of lifesaving
smoke alarms in a single day: 1,000 on January 14.

PORTLAND, Ore., December 30, 2016 -- More lives are lost every year to home fire than to all other major disasters like floods, earthquakes, hurricanes or tornadoes.

Every day:
* Seven people in the U.S. die as a result of home fires.
* 36 people suffer injuries from home fires.
* The local American Red Cross helps an average of three families affected by disasters like home fires in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Resolve to take action and prevent fire-related tragedies. Homes with working smoke alarms reduce the risk of death and injury by home fire by 50%.

JOIN US TO INSTALL SMOKE ALARMS ON JANUARY 14
The Red Cross and Portland Fire & Rescue are working together to save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them. During our Day of Service on January 14, we will install 1,000 smoke alarms in homes in the Boise/Eliot neighborhoods of Portland. This will be the largest smoke alarm installation event organized in the region.

"The Day of Service on January 14 is not just about installing smoke alarms" said Amy Shlossman, Chief Executive Officer of the Red Cross Cascades Region. "It's about protecting our community from the danger of home fires and preparing local families for disasters of all kinds. Red Cross smoke alarms are free but in the event of a fire, they could become priceless."

YOU CAN HELP
Join Portland Fire Chief, Mike Myers; Red Cross Vice President, Michael Jordan; representatives from the Office of the Oregon State Fire Marshal and Red Cross volunteers 16 and older to save lives by installing smoke alarms in homes that need them.

"Saving a life is the most important and rewarding thing a firefighter can do," said Chief Mike Myers of Portland Fire & Rescue. "There is absolutely no question that working smoke alarms save lives. Please join us on January 14th and volunteer your time to help keep our community safe."

Volunteers are needed for this event! Day-of-event training is provided. For more information or to volunteer, visit redcross.org/PortlandDayofService.

NEED A SMOKE ALARM?
Schedule an appointment for trained Red Cross volunteers to install free smoke alarms in your home, review a fire safety and home hazard checklist and provide information about creating a fire escape plan:
1. Call 503-528-5783
2. Make an appointment online at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire
3. Email us at preparedness@redcross.org

Portland Fire & rescue will also be providing smoke alarms that flash, shake and wake community members that are deaf and hard of hearing. To learn more about this program, visit www.FlashShakeWake.org or call 503-823-3752.


About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.


About the Portland Fire & Rescue
Portland Fire & Rescue is the largest fire department and emergency medical services provider in the state of Oregon with more than 700 sworn personnel dedicated to aggressively and safely protecting life, property and the environment. For more information, please visit portlandoregon.gov/fire or find us on Twitter at @PDXFire.
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Oregon State Penitentiary reports inmate death (Photo)

OREGON STATE PENITENTIARY REPORTS INMATE DEATH (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2016 10:46 AM
Downloadable file: John Arthur Ackroyd
An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate died unexpectedly Friday of apparent natural causes at Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. As with all unanticipated deaths in state prisons, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation.

At approximately 12:00 a.m., Friday, December 30, 2016, John Ackroyd, 67, was found unresponsive in his cell, where he was the sole occupant. Medical staff began life-saving efforts to no avail. He was pronounced deceased at 12:23 a.m. No other details are available at this time.

Ackroyd entered Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) custody on January 11, 1994 on two counts of aggravated murder and three counts of murder out of Jefferson County. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Next of kin has been notified. No other details are available at this time.

OSP is Oregon's only maximum-security prison, located in Salem, and houses over 2,000 male inmates. OSP is surrounded by a 25-foot-high wall with 10 towers. The facility has multiple special housing units including death row, disciplinary segregation, behavioral health, intermediate care housing, and an infirmary (with hospice) with 24-hour nursing care. OSP participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including the furniture factory, laundry, metal shop, and contact center. It provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, work-based education, inmate work crews, and pre-release services. OSP was established in 1866 and, until 1959, was Oregon's only prison.

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Local governments can apply for grants for parks and recreation projects

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS CAN APPLY FOR GRANTS FOR PARKS AND RECREATION PROJECTS


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2016 10:00 AM
Salem OR -- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) announces the opening of the 2017 Local Government Grant Program (LGGP) grant cycle for funding public parks and recreation projects.

Large, small and planning grants are available for cities, counties, metropolitan service districts, park and recreation districts, and port districts looking to fund the following types of projects: planning, development, rehabilitation, acquisition, and acquisition and development.

To help applicants navigate the process, OPRD will host a webinar workshop Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon and a live workshop in Salem Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration for workshops is required. To register and receive workshop notification, send contact information to Mark Cowan at mark.cowan@oregon.gov.

The Local Government Grant Program is designed to help local government agencies acquire property for park purposes and fund outdoor park and recreation areas and facilities. The grants are funded from voter-approved lottery money.

The LGGP awards more than $4 million annually to Oregon communities for outdoor recreation projects and has awarded nearly $50 million in grants since 1999.
Applications, a grant manual, application deadlines and other information are online at oprdgrants.org.
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One Person in Custody after Threatening Persons with Knife and Throwing Items from 15th Floor Balcony in Downtown Portland (Photo)

ONE PERSON IN CUSTODY AFTER THREATENING PERSONS WITH KNIFE AND THROWING ITEMS FROM 15TH FLOOR BALCONY IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2016 9:52 AM
Downloadable file: Matthew Owen
On Thursday December 29, 2016, at 7:29 PM., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a man smoking an unknown substance, threatening persons with a knife, breaking items and throwing objects while atop the fifteenth floor balcony of Departure located at 525 Southwest Morrison Street.


Multiple officers arrived on scene and implemented a plan to ensure the safety of guests at Departure, The Nines Hotel, community members on the roadways and sidewalks surrounding the building, the subject who was in crisis, and responding officers.

As officers arrived on scene they learned the man had thrown bricks and other items from the fifteenth floor balcony to the sidewalk and roadway below. Additionally, witnesses informed officers the man had threatened several employees at Departure prior to officers arriving.

Officers requested The Nines Hotel and Macy's Department Store ensure their guests did not exit onto sidewalks where debris was being thrown. The roadways and sidewalks from Southwest Morrison Street to Southwest Alder Street on SW 6th Avenue and from Southwest 5th Avenue to Southwest 6th Avenue on Southwest Alder Street were closed to pedestrian, vehicle and TriMet traffic.

Officers, including two Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officers, multiple sergeants and a lieutenant, responded to the location and began talking with the 57-year-old man who was in crisis. The man initially did not communicate with officers and moved from a fifteenth floor balcony to a roof structure on the fourteenth floor. Once the man was on the fourteenth floor roof structure officers continued to attempt to engage the man; however, he would not cooperate. The man attempted to break a window with a hard object and gain entry into an occupied hotel room at the Nines Hotel. Officers had started to assist persons on the fourteenth floor from their rooms and to a safe location, but, this room was still occupied. Concerned the man would break the window and enter a room occupied by multiple persons, officers deployed pepper spray. The pepper spray was effective in deterring the man from breaking the window. The man stopped his attempt to enter the room and officers continued to try and communicate with the man.

Officers continued to create dialogue with the man. Eventually the man agreed to come inside a fourteenth floor room where he was taken into custody. Initially the suspect was uncooperative and would not provide his name. He was later identified as 57-year-old Matthew Lee Owen. Once taken into custody he was evaluated by medical personnel. Owen was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Trespass in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, and Harassment. He initially provided a fictitious name upon being lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center. Owen was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail under the name "David Owen." Officers have since confirmed his name to be Matthew Lee Owen.

Additionally, officers requested Multnomah County Jail Mental Health evaluate Owen prior to his release from the jail.

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Lebanon Firefighters Rescue Man From Hotel Pond

LEBANON FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE MAN FROM HOTEL POND


News Release from Lebanon Fire District
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2016 9:15 AM
Rescue swimmers and firefighters from the Lebanon Fire District pulled a man from the pond at the Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn on Friday morning. According to witnesses, the man and his wife had eaten breakfast at the hotel on Mullins Drive in Lebanon where they had spent the night and decided to walk out to the hotel's Japanese garden for a visit before checking out of their room. In the early morning hours, it was still dark, and the man missed a step down from the gazebo, stumbled, and fell head first into the 42-degree water. The man quickly became incapacitated from the cold water and was unable to swim to the edge of the pond. He drifted to the center of the pond which ranges up to 5+ feet in depth.

The victim's wife ran inside to the hotel front desk. 911 was called and a hotel manager ran to the pond to assist the victim. The manager entered the pond and was able to reach the man and help him to a rocky outcrop in the pond but the victim was overcome by hypothermia and could not stand or climb up the rocky shore.

Firefighter/paramedics arrived on scene and immediately called for additional resources to assist with the rescue. An engine company and heavy rescue unit with trained water rescue personnel was dispatched along with a chief officer. LFD rescue swimmers entered the water in protective dry suits, helmets, and personal floatation devices to assess the victim's condition and determined him to be in a significant state of hypothermia. Rescuers assisted the victim from the bank of the pond to a waiting medic unit.

Hypothermia can cause confusion, loss of coordination, and loss of consciousness when the bodies core temperature falls below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. LFD Division Chief Jason Bolen explains the need for the response of rescue swimmers: "Any time we encounter an emergency in or near a water source, no matter how safe it may seem at the moment, our policies direct us to call for additional resources and safety equipment to protect our firefighters and the victim. Water rescues and assists, especially in cold water, can be extremely dangerous and labor intensive. We will always err on the side of safety to protect our citizens and our rescuers to the highest degree."

The victim was transported by ambulance to the Lebanon Community Hospital emergency department for evaluation and treatment. Nine personnel and four units responded to the call. There were no firefighter injuries.

***For HD Video of this and other LFD incidents, visit our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjTxDBuPbD3DPAybCkCgEvg
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OPRD invites the public to participate in planning the future of Smith Rock State Park

OPRD INVITES THE PUBLIC TO PARTICIPATE IN PLANNING THE FUTURE OF SMITH ROCK STATE PARK


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2016 9:03 AM
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) invites the public to participate in developing a master plan for Smith Rock State Park. The master plan, an update to the 1991 plan, will guide future development, recreational use and resource management at the park for the next decade. Creating the master plan will take about a year, beginning with two public meetings in January.

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 -- Redmond
1-4 p.m. Advisory Committee Meeting
6-8 p.m. Public Meeting
Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center
East Lake Room, Middle Sister Conference Hall
3800 SE Airport Way, Redmond, OR 97756

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 -- Portland
6:00-8:00 p.m. Public Meeting
REI Portland, Community Room
1405 NW Johnson Portland, OR 97209 (Parking is available in the REI Parking Garage.)

At these meetings, OPRD will explain how the planning process works and listen to local residents and park stakeholders about their priorities for the park. OPRD will schedule two additional rounds of public meetings, tentatively scheduled for summer 2017 to review alternatives and in winter 2017/2018 to present the draft master plan. A 30-day comment period will follow each meeting.

Concurrently, OPRD will meet with an advisory stakeholder committee made up of representatives of key interest groups and agencies. Advisory committee meetings are open to the public; however, only comments from committee members will be taken.

Those who are unable to attend any of the public meetings may submit comments by calling Ben Hedstrom at 503-986-0745; sending email to Ben.Hedstrom,@oregon.gov or writing to Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, 725 Summer St. NE, Suite C, Salem, OR 97301. Comments can also be made at www.smithrockparkplan.com. Check the website for additional information, updates on the meeting schedule, and to view planning presentations and materials.
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Single Vehicle Collision in Yacolt area

SINGLE VEHICLE COLLISION IN YACOLT AREA


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2016 5:08 AM
At approximately 0230 this morning deputies with the Clark County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a single vehicle collision at the 34000 block of NE Kelly Road. When deputies and Fire Personnel from Clark County Fire District 10 arrived they located a single vehicle off the roadway. The vehicles driver and only occupant was conscious but had to be extracted from the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was transported to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

Detectives from the Clark County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit responded and are conducting the investigation. Speed and Alcohol appear to be factors in the collision.

No other information will be released at this time.
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Shooting Injures One Man Early Friday Morning on East Burnside Street

SHOOTING INJURES ONE MAN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING ON EAST BURNSIDE STREET


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2016 4:02 AM
On Friday December 30, 2016, at 1:05 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at the intersection of East Burnside Street and 122nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that a 19-year-old male was suffering from four gunshot wounds to his legs. As officers approached the victim to render him aid they observed him holding a firearm. The victim complied with officers' directions to place the firearm on the ground. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance for treatment and is expected to survive.

Officers seized the victim's firearm and located multiple bullet casings near the initial contact location with the victim. It is unclear if the injuries are self-inflicted.

No suspect has been located in this investigation.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is conducting the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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One Person Injured in North Portland Shooting -- Suspect in Custody

ONE PERSON INJURED IN NORTH PORTLAND SHOOTING -- SUSPECT IN CUSTODY


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 30th, 2016 3:58 AM
On Friday December 30, 2016, at 12:44 a.m.., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Jags Clubhouse, located at 605 North Columbia Boulevard. As officers were responding to the scene they learned that one person was shot by a female suspect who had left the scene.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a 37-year-old male victim, suffering from a non life-threatening gunshot wound to his shoulder. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The suspect was located nearby. The suspect, a 24-year-old female was taken into custody without incident. A firearm has been seized as evidence.

Preliminary information indicates an argument started inside Jags Clubhouse and the shooting occurred during the argument.

Assault detectives will be the lead on the investigation.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Cowlitz Sheriff's Office investigate death of inmate in the jail. No indications of foul play.

COWLITZ SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATE DEATH OF INMATE IN THE JAIL. NO INDICATIONS OF FOUL PLAY.


News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2016 6:58 PM
Cowlitz County: The Cowlitz Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of an woman who was an inmate in the Cowlitz County Jail. The woman, Britney H. Smith, 26 of Longview was booked by the Longview Police on Tuesday the 27th for VUCSA (drug charges).

During a search at the booking process Cowlitz Correction officers found a small plastic bag on Ms Smith that contained what appeared to drugs. (toxicology pending). Due to this Ms. Smith was placed alone in a cell and she was put on a routine watch approximately every half hour.

At 6:00 a.m. today, Corrections Officers found Ms. Smith unresponsive. There was a plastic bag with what appeared to be drugs near her in the room. They began life saving measures (CPR and AED and Narcan and called for an ambulance). They were unable to revive Ms. Smith.

Ms. Smith family was notified of her death.

An autopsy was conducted this afternoon. There were no obvious indications of the cause and manner of death as a result, the Cowlitz Coroner is waiting for toxicology reports before the cause and manner will be determined.

The Sheriff's Office is not commenting on Ms. Smith's recent or past criminal history. (It is not relevant to our death investigation). We are not speculating on what type of drugs were found on her - toxicology reports are pending.
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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: OR126 1 mile west of Redmond opened to all traffic as of 5:35pm

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Deputies Recover Stolen Vehicle After Brief Vehicle and Foot Pursuits (Photo)

DEPUTIES RECOVER STOLEN VEHICLE AFTER BRIEF VEHICLE AND FOOT PURSUITS (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2016 5:05 PM
Downloadable file: Matthew Nuno
Downloadable file: Recovered Stolen Vehicle
December 29, 2016 -- Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office located a "rolling stolen" vehicle today. After brief vehicle and foot pursuits, one suspect was arrested and the stolen vehicle was recovered. No one was injured.

Today at 3:35pm, a deputy from the Washington County Sheriff's Office assigned to the Interagency Gang Enforcement Team was conducting an investigation in the community of Aloha when he saw a suspicious vehicle drive past him. When he checked the car's license plate information against a database of stolen vehicles, he learned that the car had reported stolen earlier that day to the Hillsboro Police Department.

The deputy followed the car until other deputies were in a position to assist him. When the deputy activated emergency lights and siren in an attempt to stop the car, the driver sped up in an attempt to elude. After a short pursuit on residential streets, the suspect turned onto SW 199th Court, a dead end. The suspect crashed into some shrubbery and fled on foot. Deputies pursued the driver and captured him in the back yard of a nearby house. No one was injured.

Matthew Nuno, 26, of Hillsboro, was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Attempting to Elude Police Officer, Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.
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Gladstone to Conduct DUII Patrols over the New Year Holiday

GLADSTONE TO CONDUCT DUII PATROLS OVER THE NEW YEAR HOLIDAY


News Release from Gladstone Police
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2016 4:56 PM
Gladstone Police will be conducting patrols focused on keeping impaired drivers off the road this holiday weekend. The possibility of wintry weather and slippery roads over New Year's makes it even more important for drivers to celebrate at home, use a designated driver or plan on taking cabs or public transit. Getting to enjoy the new year ahead can only happen if we all take responsibility for our own actions and be safe and smart about how we conduct ourselves behind the wheel.
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Dexter Man dies in a fatal crash near Pleasant Hill - Lane County (Photo)

DEXTER MAN DIES IN A FATAL CRASH NEAR PLEASANT HILL - LANE COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2016 4:26 PM
Downloadable file: Photo
On December 28, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash four miles east of Pleasant Hill.

According to Trooper Martin, a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500, operated by Michael VONORTLOFF, age 43, and two juvenile male passengers, all from Dexter, was traveling eastbound on State Route 58 near milepost eight, when VONORTLOFF's vehicle swerved across the westbound lane of travel and collided head-on into an oak tree.

Both juvenile passengers were extricated by fire and medical personnel and were transported to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, in Springfield, for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. VONORTLOFF was pronounced deceased at the scene. Distracted driving may have been a contributing factor.

OSP was assisted on scene by Dexter Fire Department, Goshen Fire Department, Springfield Fire Department and Oregon Department of Transportation. State Route 58 was not closed during the investigation.

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Three being transported to area hospitals following violent crash on I-84 near Cascade Locks (Photo)

THREE BEING TRANSPORTED TO AREA HOSPITALS FOLLOWING VIOLENT CRASH ON I-84 NEAR CASCADE LOCKS (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2016 4:18 PM
Downloadable file: IMG_0268.jpg
Downloadable file: IMG_0266.jpg
On Thursday, December 29, 2016 at approximately 1:00PM, OSP Troopers responded to the report of a single-vehicle crash westbound on I-84 near milepost 44, which is near Cascade Locks. The vehicle, a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer, had crashed into the center concrete barrier while negotiating a curve, crossed both lanes of the interstate and crashed through the guardrail and down a wooded ravine. The force of the crash caused significant guardrail damage and sheared a large tree off at the base where it came to rest on top of the Trailblazer, which came to an uncontrolled stop on the driver's side facing eastbound.

The vehicle was operated by Madeline HANEL, 18 years old, from Parkdale. Two male passengers were inside the vehicle and have not been positively identified at this point. HANEL and the passenger from the backseat were transported by ground ambulance to a Portland area hospital for minor injuries. The second passenger, who was in the right-front seat, was transported by helicopter to a Portland area hospital for serious injuries.

Prior to OSP arriving on scene, a local Cascade Locks resident Ken DAVIS, 37 years old, heard the crash and was first to arrive. He assisted Hanel and the rear passenger out of the car. He also attempted to extract the right-front passenger who was trapped in the Trailblazer. While Davis was waiting for emergency responders, the Trailblazer caught on fire and Davis was able to put it out with fire extinguishers he acquired from passing motorists.

Early investigation is showing that speed is a contributing factor in this crash. OSP is still on the scene and the slow lane is blocked to assist in the removal of the vehicle and as the investigation is completed.

OSP was assisted by Cascade Locks Fire Department, Skamania County Ambulance and ODOT.

Photo credit OSP
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ODOT: East. Ore.

ODOT: East. Ore.: I-84 WB was open at Baker City (Exit 302) around 2:30 p.m. Motorist can expect winter travel conditions throughout the eastern Oregon area with high winds, blowing snow, possible drifting snow on roadway and slick surfaces. All travelers are reminded to turn off cruise control, slow down and drive with extra caution. Check TripCheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6368 for update road conditions. Outside Oregon call 503-588-2941.

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UPDATED w/ VIDEO: Pursuit ends with suspect jumping into Willamette River

UPDATED W/ VIDEO: PURSUIT ENDS WITH SUSPECT JUMPING INTO WILLAMETTE RIVER


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2016 4:00 PM
UPDATE: Video of the suspect being brought in by the Sheriff's Marine Patrol following the pursuit is here (.mov format):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lati4adyoetm1uz/Video%20Dec%2029%2C%2011%2010%2052%20AM.mov?dl=0

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EARLIER. Video did not attach per FlashAlert, working on getting a link so that media may have the video.
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EARLIER:

On December 29, 2016, at approximately 9:53am Clackamas County Sheriff's Office attempted to pull over a 2008 Toyota Rav4 because the vehicle was reported as being stolen in Clackamas County earlier in the day. A vehicle pursuit ensued that eventually ended in the City of West Linn. The suspect, John W. Victor, 27 year old male, then fled on foot and ran towards the Willamette River.

CCSO Marine Deputies, along with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue personnel, were able to locate the suspect in the Willamette river, near the bank. CCSO was able to take Mr. Victor into custody and transport him to shore where he was released to AMR and then transported to a local hospital to be treated for hypothermia. Assisting the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was the Oregon State Police, West Linn Police Department, Gladstone Police Department, Oregon City Police Department, TVF&R and AMR.

As of 1:50pm, Mr. Victor is still being treated at a local hospital, updates to follow when available.

Attached is video of Mr. Victor being taken into custody and transported via a CCSO marine vessel to the shore.
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ODOT: East. Ore.

ODOT: East. Ore.: OR237 (Cove Hwy) is closed between Pierce Road and Conley Lane (MP 2 - 11.5) due to high winds that have created snow drifts across the roadway near MP 10. The Cove Hwy. is expected to remain closed throughout the evening. Updates will be posted on TripCheck.com. All travelers are reminded to turn off cruise control, slow down and drive with extra caution during winter weather conditions. Check TripCheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6368 for update road conditions. Outside Oregon call 503-588-2941.

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ODOT: East. Ore.

ODOT: East. Ore.: I-84 is closed WB in Baker City at Exit 302 due to high winds, blowing snow, snow drifts across the freeway and icy conditions. Excessive speeds in these conditions has resulted in several crashes near the Baker Valley Rest area, MP 290-297. ODOT will open the WB freeway as soon as it is safe to do so. The EB freeway is open at this time (EB lanes are not as impacted by snow drifts as the WB freeway). All travelers are reminded to turn off cruise control, slow down and drive with extra caution during winter weather conditions. Check TripCheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6368 for update road conditions. Outside Oregon call 503-588-2941.

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Pursuit ends with suspect jumping into Willamette River

PURSUIT ENDS WITH SUSPECT JUMPING INTO WILLAMETTE RIVER


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2016 2:00 PM
UPDATE. Video did not attach per FlashAlert, working on getting a link so that media may have the video.
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On December 29, 2016, at approximately 9:53am Clackamas County Sheriff's Office attempted to pull over a 2008 Toyota Rav4 because the vehicle was reported as being stolen in Clackamas County earlier in the day. A vehicle pursuit ensued that eventually ended in the City of West Linn. The suspect, John W. Victor, 27 year old male, then fled on foot and ran towards the Willamette River.

CCSO Marine Deputies, along with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue personnel, were able to locate the suspect in the Willamette river, near the bank. CCSO was able to take Mr. Victor into custody and transport him to shore where he was released to AMR and then transported to a local hospital to be treated for hypothermia. Assisting the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was the Oregon State Police, West Linn Police Department, Gladstone Police Department, Oregon City Police Department, TVF&R and AMR.

As of 1:50pm, Mr. Victor is still being treated at a local hospital, updates to follow when available.

Attached is video of Mr. Victor being taken into custody and transported via a CCSO marine vessel to the shore.
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Pursuit ends with suspect jumping into Willamette River

PURSUIT ENDS WITH SUSPECT JUMPING INTO WILLAMETTE RIVER


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2016 1:59 PM
UPDATE. Video did not attach per FlashAlert, working on getting a link so that media may have the video.
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On December 29, 2016, at approximately 9:53am Clackamas County Sheriff's Office attempted to pull over a 2008 Toyota Rav4 because the vehicle was reported as being stolen in Clackamas County earlier in the day. A vehicle pursuit ensued that eventually ended in the City of West Linn. The suspect, John W. Victor, 27 year old male, then fled on foot and ran towards the Willamette River.

CCSO Marine Deputies, along with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue personnel, were able to locate the suspect in the Willamette river, near the bank. CCSO was able to take Mr. Victor into custody and transport him to shore where he was released to AMR and then transported to a local hospital to be treated for hypothermia. Assisting the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was the Oregon State Police, West Linn Police Department, Gladstone Police Department, Oregon City Police Department, TVF&R and AMR.

As of 1:50pm, Mr. Victor is still being treated at a local hospital, updates to follow when available.

Attached is video of Mr. Victor being taken into custody and transported via a CCSO marine vessel to the shore.
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Pursuit ends with suspect jumping into Willamette River

PURSUIT ENDS WITH SUSPECT JUMPING INTO WILLAMETTE RIVER


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2016 1:55 PM
On December 29, 2016, at approximately 9:53am Clackamas County Sheriff's Office attempted to pull over a 2008 Toyota Rav4 because the vehicle was reported as being stolen in Clackamas County earlier in the day. A vehicle pursuit ensued that eventually ended in the City of West Linn. The suspect, John W. Victor, 27 year old male, then fled on foot and ran towards the Willamette River.

CCSO Marine Deputies, along with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue personnel, were able to locate the suspect in the Willamette river, near the bank. CCSO was able to take Mr. Victor into custody and transport him to shore where he was released to AMR and then transported to a local hospital to be treated for hypothermia. Assisting the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was the Oregon State Police, West Linn Police Department, Gladstone Police Department, Oregon City Police Department, TVF&R and AMR.

As of 1:50pm, Mr. Victor is still being treated at a local hospital, updates to follow when available.

Attached is video of Mr. Victor being taken into custody and transported via a CCSO marine vessel to the shore.
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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: REVISING: OR126 closed in both directions 1 mile west of Redmond. ODOT on scene. 2 (two) vehicles involved. Extensive investigation and closure due. Avoid the area if possible.

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: UPDATE: OR126 closed in both directions 1 mile west of Redmond. ODOT on scene. 3 vehicles involved. Extensive investigation and closure due. Avoid the area if possible.

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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: OR126 closed in both directions 1 mile west of Redmond. ODOT enroute. 2 vehicles involved.

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City seeks applicants for Vancouver Public Facilities District Board

CITY SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR VANCOUVER PUBLIC FACILITIES DISTRICT BOARD


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2016 12:00 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the Vancouver Public Facilities District (PFD) Board of Directors. Completed applications must be received by the City Manager's Office by 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.

To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To request an application or for more information, contact Amanda Delapena in the City Manager's Office at City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, amanda.delapena@cityofvancouver.us or by calling 360-487-8605.

The PFD is authorized to acquire, construct, own, remodel, maintain, equip, reequip, repair, finance and operate one or more "regional centers," such as the Hilton hotel/convention center. The Hilton hotel/convention center project is leased by the Downtown Redevelopment Authority (DRA) from the PFD, which owns the property. Special funding comes from the State of Washington's sales tax credit program to the PFD and is transferred to the DRA in support of the operations of the hotel/convention center.

The PFD board was formed by the City in 1999 as a municipal corporation governed by a five-member board of directors. The City Council appoints the board, which is comprised of two at-large board members and three members appointed based on recommendations from local organizations, including the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, local economic development organizations and local labor councils. There is one open position in each of these two categories.

The PFD board typically meets twice a year, in June and December, at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. 6th St. Board members prepare for meetings by reviewing budget summaries and other financial information. Financial activities of the PFD consist almost exclusively of the receipt of sales tax credit funds and the transfer of those funds to the Downtown Redevelopment Authority (DRA) in support of the Hilton hotel/convention center project.

This recruitment is for two full-term positions. The term of both positions will expire Nov. 30, 2020, with the potential for an additional four-year extension at that time.

Visit www.cityofvancouver.us/pfdb to learn more about the PFD board, including past meeting minutes and agendas.

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City seeks applicants for city/county Telecommunications Commission

CITY SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR CITY/COUNTY TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2016 8:33 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill three positions on the city/county Telecommunications Commission. Citizens interested in volunteering to serve on this commission have until 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, to submit their application to the City.

To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To request an application or for more information, contact Amanda Delapena in the City Manager's Office at City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, amanda.delapena@cityofvancouver.us or by calling 360-487-8605.

The City/County Telecommunications Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council and the Clark County Board of Councilors on matters relating to telecommunications and cable television. The commission makes reports, monitors compliance and establishes rules and regulations regarding cable television and associated telecommunications issues. Four members are appointed by the City Council and four by the County Board of Councilors.

Applicants must be city residents. The terms for all three positions begin Jan. 1, 2017, and expire Dec. 31, 2019.
Commission meetings are conducted quarterly on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 415 W. 6th St., in Vancouver.

Visit www.cityofvancouver.us/tc to learn more about the Telecommunications Committee, including past meeting minutes and agendas.

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Beaverton City Library Story Slam -- "Beginnings"

BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY STORY SLAM -- "BEGINNINGS"


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2016 8:02 AM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- On Thursday, Jan. 12, 7-8:30 p.m., Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th St) hosts Story Slam, a friendly, open-mic storytelling competition, this time with the theme "Beginnings." Potential storytellers will put their names in a hat; names will be picked from the hat and those chosen will take to the stage to tell their true, personal, 5- to 8-minute story.


Members of the community ages 13 and older are invited to come put their name in the hat to tell a story, which must be told from memory. The winner of the competition will receive a $10 Book Corner gift certificate. Potential storytellers should arrive 15 minutes prior to the event start to speak with the event host about their planned story.


Story Slam is open to all who simply want to enjoy the show. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197.


For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197. Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services.


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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 12/28/2016

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 12/28/2016


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2016 7:53 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 12/28/2016

ESTACADA:

1C 2016-2199

On 12/28/2016 at about 2054 hrs., police responded to a disturbance in the 200 block of NE 6th Avenue. A report is being referred to the district attorney.

1C 2016-2200

On 12/29/2016 at around 0346 hrs., police responded to a burglary in the 300 block of Highway 224. The investigation is ongoing.

SANDY:

18 2016-2198

On 12/28/2016 at about 1753 hrs., police received a report about a domestic disturbance in the 39000 block of Barker Court. A report is pending (CAD).
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Early Morning Shooting Investigation in Old Town - One Person Injured

EARLY MORNING SHOOTING INVESTIGATION IN OLD TOWN - ONE PERSON INJURED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2016 7:31 AM
On Thursday December 29, 2016 at 5:23 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting near Northwest 6th Avenue and Glisan Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a victim with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The victim, a male in his mid-30s, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The victim was uncooperative with the police investigation of the shooting.

Officers have canvassed the area and at this time have not located a crime scene.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, or submit tips by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.


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Shooting Injures One Man Early Thurdsay on Northeast Sandy Boulevard

SHOOTING INJURES ONE MAN EARLY THURDSAY ON NORTHEAST SANDY BOULEVARD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2016 7:28 AM
On Thursday December 29, 2016, at 3:20 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at the Courtesy Inn Motel, located at 11324 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that a 23-year-old male was suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance for treatment and is expected to survive.

No suspect has been located in this investigation.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is conducting the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Extra DUII Holiday patrols

EXTRA DUII HOLIDAY PATROLS


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2016 6:15 AM
During the Holiday Season the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will be participating in a National event with the emphasis of reducing impaired driver crashes. From December 28th to January 3rd, 2016 the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will be providing extra patrol Deputies on the roadways whose goal will be impaired driver enforcement. The hope of these deputies will be to find impaired drivers and arrest them, thus taking them off the road with the hope of reducing the chance of an impaired driver caused traffic fatality or crash. This is part of a National effort to reduce impaired driving incidents in the hope that no family's holiday season will be devastated by the loss of a loved one due to an impaired driver.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2014 there were 9,967 people killed in impaired driving crashes, which amounts to 1 alcohol impaired traffic fatality every 53 minutes. At the National level this unfortunately still accounts for 31 percent of traffic fatalities in 2014, and is especially sad because this is a completely preventable tragedy.
The men and women of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to remind citizens across Oregon, that everyone can play a role in preventing impaired drivers. If you or those around you drink alcohol and/or consume other impairing substances, such as marijuana, please make responsible transportation plans. If you witness impaired driving, don't hesitate to report it to your local authorities; it may save a life.
Please enjoy your time with friends and family this upcoming holiday.
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Red Cross Responds To Vancouver Multi Family Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO VANCOUVER MULTI FAMILY FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2016 3:32 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on December 29 2016, at 1:30 am  in the 9000 block of N.E. 73rd street in Vancouver, WA. This multi family fire affected 7 adults and 4 children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. 

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call(503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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